Frailty & Dementia Care – district, practice & community nursing – New TREND-UK Guidelines

Diabetes is a complex condition at any age. However, getting older increases the likelihood of developing complications and other co-morbidities, reduces medication choices, and impacts on the ability to self-care. This session describes how diabetes can exacerbate the effects of getting older, how getting older can impede diabetes self-care, gives some guidance on appropriate targets for the frail older person and those with dementia, and describes useful resources for people with diabetes, their carers and the healthcare professionals supporting them.

Learning outcomes:

Following this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of diabetes on the ageing process
  • Describe the impact of ageing on diabetes self-management
  • Understand the risk of hypoglycaemia in older people with diabetes
  • List ways to reduce risk of hypoglycaemia
  • Signpost people to relevant resources

Wednesday 14th November 2018

12:15 - 12:45

TREND-UK & Injection Technique Theatre

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Speakers

Independent Diabetes Nurse Consultant, TREND-UK

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